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Definition of religious:

  1. A person bound by monastic vows, or sequestered from secular concern, and devoted to a life of piety and religion; a monk or friar; a nun.
  2. Belonging to a religious order; bound by vows.
  3. Of or pertaining to religion; concerned with religion; teaching, or setting forth, religion; set apart to religion; as, a religious society; a religious sect; a religious place; religious subjects, books, teachers, houses, wars.
  4. Possessing, or conforming to, religion; pious; godly; as, a religious man, life, behavior, etc.
  5. Scrupulously faithful or exact; strict.


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